Example sentences for: dire

How can you use “dire” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • The militancy of the Sikhs came about only as Nanak’s successors got embroiled in politics — with dire results for the Sikhs — when their leaders challenged the Mughals.

  • How dire is the threat?

  • He even winces in pain a couple of times, and in the climax lets out a grunt that takes the Bond girl (the dire Denise Richards) aback.

  • But your left arm's cramping;a dire tautness above your right ear;your jaw's screwed tight as a dill picklejar.

  • For example, in three categories (sexual abuse, physical neglect, and emotional neglect), the number of cases described as "moderate" declined even as the number of "serious" ones increased--strongly suggesting that cases once viewed as only moderately threatening have now been "upgraded" to the most dire category.


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